Old coloured antique map of Holstein by Frederick de Wit. Below the Elbe with Hamburg to Lauenburg and Boizenburg, the historical landscapes are highlighted by different colours: Wagiren from the Kiel Fjord to the Bay of Lübeck, Dithmarschen on the North Sea coast from the Elbe to the Kiel Canal, Stormarn with Pinneberg. In the east with Fehmarn and Lübeck, in the north to Schleswig and Kiel. With a beautiful title cartouche to the lower right and the coats of arms of Wagiren, Holstein, Stormarn and Dithmarschen to the lower left.
Centrefold backed in the lower part. Very good condition with old colour. Never framed before.
Frederick de Wit, born 1630 in Amsterdam, was a famous engraver and publisher in Amsterdam. He acquired many of the printing plates of Blaeu and Janssonius when it came to auction. His map were very popular because of the quality of the engravings and the beautiful colouring. After his death in 1706, his work was re-issued by Pieter Mortier and Covens & Mortier.
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